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THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET


SMWS Queen Street exterior
Date night….it doesn’t happen very often so when it does you’ve got to make the most of it… Both partial to a tasting menu (with accompanying drinks natch) we checked out The Dining Room 28 Queen Street which is part of the Edinburgh Scotch Malt Whisky Society whose home is a stunning Georgian townhouse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ‘members only’ affair as the Society has happily flung open its doors far and wide so that anyone can rock up and enjoy what’s on offer. Even us! Since the recent refurb they’ve tucked the members bar on the top floor of the Society but there’s a lovely new bar downstairs and a dining room on the first floor that we were welcomed to discover. Continue reading

YO SUSHI TO GO!

YO SUSHI TO GO!

yo sushi to goWe quite like Japanese food at the Towers so imagine when Yo Sushi knocked on the door one day and offered up a HUGE takeaway so that we could sample their new #tokyotogo takeaway menu! Back of the net. Happy days.

With very little hesitation required we perused the menu ‘online’ and placed our order. Although unable to deliver (hrmph) we jumped in the Monkfish Motor and headed up to Harvey Nichols Yo Sushi to pick up the goodies. Continue reading

CASTLE TERRACE EDINBURGH

CASTLE TERRACE EDINBURGH

Exquisite…

With Dominic Jack at the pass, Castle Terrace Edinburgh stands alone thanks to the innovative cuisine and the exceptional service.

One of the kingpins of the Edinburgh fine-dining scene over the last few years, Castle Terrace continues to deliver exquisite dishes in its newly refurbed contemporary dining room at the foot of Edinburgh castle. Part of the renowned Kitchin group, it stands alone thanks to the innovative food that chef Dominic Jack brings to the table. Continue reading

NORN EDINBURGH

NORN EDINBURGH

Norn edinburgh

Amazing…

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had in Edinburgh.

Dining at the newly opened Norn*(in the site of the old Plumed Horse) is incredible and a few hours of your life that you will savour for a very long time.

With great consideration for ingredients, seasonality, and sourcing, and a focus on creativity Norn has a clear edge on other restaurants in town. Forget white tablecloths and hushed voices – the Rolling Stones are playing on the jukebox, the front of house have very cool moss linen aprons and you’ll get a visit from each of the chefs in the kitchen over the course of your meal. It feels young, different and very exciting.

Enjoy the extremely reasonable 3 course lunch for £20 otherwise indulge yourself in the 4 or 7 course tasting menus (with the option of matching wines.

Who’s cooking:

Chef Scott Smith created Norn……….

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SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY!

SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY!

Sherry and tapas, probably two of my favourite things so when an opportunity comes up for a sherry tasting (on world tapas day** of all days!) with Bodegas Urium and some tasty accompanying tapas created by the team at Goya23, Edinburgh, nothing was going to keep me away!

SHERRY TASTING ON WORLD TAPAS DAY

I know a little bit about sherry. I know I like it, quite a lot! I’ve spent some quality time in Andalucia and have visited some bodegas in Jerez. I’ve eaten plenty of tapas in Jerez, Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera and have always matched them with a sherry. Usually a chilled Fino on a very hot day. I’ve a very good friend who lives in Vejer who is a sherry ambassador (Annie Manson) and she has imparted some in depth knowledge to me on my travels about the wonderful world of sherry.

I love that sherry pairs so brilliantly with food whether it be fish, seafood, charcuterie, cheese, dessert. Continue reading